Homer Features

  • Across the nation, mentoring is in the spotlight this month. The importance of mentors, need for more and how to be involved is what National Mentoring Month is all about. Local activities include:...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:18pm
  • The annual Homer Council on the Arts variety shows have mixed it up over the years. From simple talent shows they became “Out of the Woodwork,” the incarnation the last two years, where performers who might not have been on the stage were challenged to show their talent. This year, musician and ...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:18pm
  • The International Pacific Halibut Commission kicked off its 2014 annual meeting on Monday with newly reappointed commissioner Jim Balsinger acknowledging the concern and anxiety surrounding halibut stocks. “The biggest concern of course is the status of Pacific halibut,” he said. “To put it in...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:40pm
  • The Bunnell Street Arts Center Alex Combs Award Committee has awarded Ketchikan sculptor Carmel Anderson $1,500 to support workshop fees and materials to study with artist Matthew West. The Alex Combs Award, funded by private donations and sales of the late Halibut Cove artist’s work, supports Ala...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:06pm
  • Former Homer News managing editor and reporter Chris Bernard, now living in Portland, Ore., has been nominated for the 2014 Oregon Book Award for his nonfiction book, “Chasing Alaska.” Published by Lyons Press, “Chasing Alaska” looks at Bernard’s Alaska experience in the context of a dista...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:05pm
  • In conjunction with the art exhibit, “Liberty and Justice (For All),” the Friends of the Homer Public Library holds several upcoming events. At 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the Fireplace Reading Lounge at the Library is an open discussion, “Human Rights, Individual Responsibilities.” Join panelists ...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:03pm
  • The Hungry Hat Circus of Anchorage visits Homer on Saturday at Bishop’s Beach Park for an afternoon of free circus-art skill sharing, an evening “pass the hat” performance and an open Fire Jam. Workshops run from noon to 3 p.m. and include hooping, juggling and poi, or fire spinning. The circu...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:03pm
  • Whether it’s looking at the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, the impact of climate change or living with the tides, Homer artists have long used a variety of media to explore social and environmental issues. It’s no surprise then that when the Homer Prevention Project developed strategies to address unde...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:02pm
  • Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News’ 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past. One event that’s been part of Homer winters for more than 50 years is the Homer Winter Carnival.   Organizers for this year’s Homer Wi...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:16am
  • Ya know, it just doesn’t seem right that while we’re enjoying balmy weather here in Alaska, subzero cold has descended upon our southern neighbors. Holy Polar Vortex! On Tuesday, it was colder (19 degrees) in Pensacola, Fla., than Homer (34 degrees). The temperatures plunged 50 degrees, from 55 ...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 5:14pm

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